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Broody box questions

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i have 2 questions about broody boxes I can't find answers to.
1 - should you cover it at night? I imagine it's quite cold. It gets down to about 50 here at night right now.
2 - do you out a roost in there? Or just a wire floor?
My stubborn girl just spent 3 days in solitary and I am worried we did it wrong because she is still broody.
Thanks!
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Your broody box should be inside your coop or somewhere with similar temperatures, so covering it isn't an issue. Don't keep it in a drafty area. Some do okay just being moved off their chosen sitting site and not being able to return to it.

My box has a roost to sit on. Very stubborn broodies require a wire bottom, they will sit down in the cage and you need them to not be able to sit tight and warm up, that why the wire bottom. Some can take up to 5 days. I wait until they stop making the clucking noise. Some fool me and I have to recapture and try again.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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